Friday, September 30, 2011

Wisdom Keepers

I finished reading this book. There were so many good stories. One phrase in the book that stood out for me was that when this particular Native American prayed, unlike others who pray and have a long list of wants; the Native American prayer is simply, "Thank you Great Spirit/God for all you have given."
No list of wants, just thank you.   Although, I am not full blooded Native American my Grandfather's mother was. She was Cheyenne. When you look at my Grandfather's picture there is no mistake that he is Native American. So, when I read stories about this culture they resonate with my spirit...a knowing deep inside. I do not claim to be anything other than a "being" searching for truth in this world.

Another book I finished reading this week was:

Lynns books are always "timeless" teachings.


Wednesday, September 28, 2011

Simply New!

Hi Everyone! 

(This is the bowl of my scrap thread and I keep this antique cookie cutter in it because it reminds me of my mother. I found the cookie cutter one day while visiting an antique store and immediately  thought of my mother. When I went home I put it in my scrap thread bowl and that is where it has remained. I is a little strange, but it makes me smile and I think of her and remember her when I reach it this little bowl.)

a new little pouch i made.....

 This is a new look for my blog! I think it is pretty exciting because you can choose how you view my blog.

You simply go to the left hand side and choose from the menu which style you would like to view the blog in.
Choose from the following:


Also, I have added  pages called:

Heart - inspired places to visit and inspirational stories.

I like that! (blog roll) - please bear with me while I construct my new blog list. I plan on adding everyone back in. It is going to take a little time.

About Me - obviously...about me lol! : )

I am stitching outside and a leaf landed on my cloth...thought I would come in and share some outside!

Simple me!


Tuesday, September 27, 2011


Not a lot of words....just pictures of what I am working on....and changes....

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a bit of wool fabric, beading and embroidery.....

a stitched star...

adding solid pieces of fabric to the "grandmother quilt"....

adding some words and trying to decide whether to embroider them or leave it as it is????

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Monday, September 19, 2011


I think the new year should begin in the Fall....
It seems like a time of change.
School begins for children and the weather softens.

Today I begin a new career.
I leave behind one I have put my heart and soul in to.
I am happy to begin anew.

I needed something that required the same level of attention, just on a smaller scale.
I hope with this new change I will have more time to dedicate to my little corner of the blog-o-sphere!
I worked on my grandmother quilt over the weekend and will share that at some point this week.

I am wishing you a happy New Beginning too!

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Venturing out....

Today was such a lovely clear blue sky day.
 I secreted away and this is what I saw! 

Fall is unfolding and Summer has begun to melt away.... 
When I awake in the mornings dew
blankets the ground....

So thinking of cool Fall weather I had a "hankering" for wool....

I visited my favorite yarn shop and found this:

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Chunky Peruvian Yarn....delicious!

Later in the day I went to #2 daughter's soccer game:

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and this was the view from the soccer field we were visiting....

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You can see boys preparing for a football game to the left.
It was such a gorgeous day and view.
Now on to some crochet, stitching and library....

Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Frida and basil

I read in this magazine, Organic Gardening Aug/Sep 2011 issue that  on their Facebook Fans discussion
that Basil was in the top five favorite Summer herbs. I would have to agree.
Other favorites include: cilantro (my favorite), mint, parsley, oregano, rosemary, chamomile, peppermint, marjoram and chives.

Basil from my garden....

still working on Frida Kahlo.

I thought this was fun to see actual footage of Frida and Diego!

Lot's of changes for me, on the horizon.
until then....

Thought this was sweet